Autumn 2014 brochure out now

The new WEA brochure, with details of courses in Derby and Derbyshire is now available. It includes guidance for enrolling on-line.

If you are a WEA student and have not received your brochure through the post or via email, please contact the Derby office on 01332 291 805 and we will send one to you.

You will also find the brochure on-line at

You can enrol on-line via


WEA Manifesto

The WEA is the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in the UK. This manifesto sets out the WEA’s thoughts on how to improve education ahead of the 2015 General Election. Please click here to read the full document.


Fantastic feedback from Inspiring Derby Week workshops

We recently held a range of workshops at the Mill for Inspiring Derby Week 2014, and this is some of the feedback we got:

“Really good to get a taste of what WEA offers”

 “Fascinating content (Hebrew) which has made me want to explore more”

 “I now think I know what sort of tablet I will buy (iPads)”

 “I’ve wanted to do lacemaking for years – I hope the course runs in September”

 “Really good to ‘discover’  the  WEA”

 “I’ve learned something new  –  a new technique”

 “It was great – very satisfying to get absorbed in something so quickly and have an end result”

“Lovely tutor”

“Really good to know you are here”

 “An excellent day – when are you doing another one?!”

 “Loads to think about and find out more about when I get home“

We are very pleased that the workshops were so well received and hope this inspires you to check out our courses starting in September. Our full brochure can downloaded as a PDF here.